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NAACP Takes On New Confederate Flag Battle
FoxNews ^ | Friday, June 28, 2002 | Orlando Salinas

Posted on 06/29/2002 3:30:08 PM PDT by Michael2001

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:34:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CRESTVIEW, Fla. Like other communities across the south, the Confederate flag has caused quite a stir among the residents of Crestview, Fla., but Florida's latest case doesn't revolve around the rebel flag appearing above the state capital, but over its appearance above a Confederate monument.


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"There's no question that someone's offended by the Confederate flag being flown on public property," Sabu Williams, President of the Okaloosa County NAACP, said.

So what Sabu? You're going to be offended by a lot of things, that's life. I'm offended by a lot of things Sabu, but I move on. In fact Sabu, I'm offended by the fact that you can be part of a group that is dedicated to the "Advancement of Colored People" but if I joined a group dedicated to the advancement of white people I'd be a racist, a bigot, and a Nazi.

(BTW this guys name is funny :))
1 posted on 06/29/2002 3:30:08 PM PDT by Michael2001
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To: shuckmaster; stainlessbanner
fyi
2 posted on 06/29/2002 3:34:40 PM PDT by Free the USA
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To: Michael2001
Before they go telling everyone else they are racist, I want the NAACP to take the racist term "Colored People" out of their organization's name.
3 posted on 06/29/2002 3:39:23 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Michael2001; Paul Atreides
Yes! and Yes!
4 posted on 06/29/2002 3:47:14 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Michael2001
Sabu? Is he a pro-wrestler well known for his harcore, homicidal, genocidal, suicidal ways? The man who brought carnage to ECW. I'm sorry, I had to get that in.
5 posted on 06/29/2002 3:57:12 PM PDT by Sonny M
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To: Michael2001

Heritage Not Hate 0cents Stamps

6 posted on 06/29/2002 4:26:22 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Sonny M
Sabu? Is he a pro-wrestler well known for his harcore, homicidal, genocidal, suicidal ways?

Naw, he's the Elephant Boy.

Birth name
Sabu Dastagir
Date of birth (location)
27 January 1924,
Karapur, Mysore, India
Date of death (details)
2 December 1963,
Los Angeles, California, USA. (heart attack)
Mini biography
Indian-born motion picture actor of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. ...

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7 posted on 06/29/2002 5:06:35 PM PDT by JCG
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To: Free the USA; Constitution Day; TomServo; billbears; aomagrat; stainlessbanner; archy; Ligeia; ...
It never ends...
8 posted on 06/29/2002 5:37:25 PM PDT by shuckmaster
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To: Michael2001
DIXIE DITTO'S!


9 posted on 06/29/2002 6:49:28 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861
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To: shuckmaster
"It never ends..."

It never ends because we gave them an inch.

10 posted on 06/29/2002 7:18:46 PM PDT by wcbtinman
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To: Michael2001
It's a good thing all the important issues are settled that they can now concentrate on silly fluff.
11 posted on 06/29/2002 7:27:26 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: wcbtinman
now they want to do away with the flag ill get rid of mine when ican get rid of people who keep stepping on my freedom of expression .I dont try to tell them how they should live so dont try to tell me what i can do or dont do
12 posted on 06/29/2002 7:33:21 PM PDT by oiljake
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To: Michael2001
The name is hilarious indeed. Wonder why he didn't change his last name to Nosair or something.
13 posted on 06/29/2002 7:43:03 PM PDT by Twodees
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To: JCG
Hey look, Ma. Here comes the Elephant Boy;

Bundled all up in his corduroys...

Headed down south toward Illinois, from the jungles of East St. Paul.

John Prine
14 posted on 06/29/2002 7:48:00 PM PDT by Twodees
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To: Michael2001
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the flag is offensive to blacks and represents a history of hate.

Did it ever occur to these nukleheads that they are in the process of creating there own history of hate.

Note to Sabu, shut up and get over it. Life is full of stuff you don't like. Grown ups say their peace about it or ignore it and get on with their lives.The bottom line is the flag hurts no one. You have no bonafide beef.

15 posted on 06/29/2002 7:57:09 PM PDT by Fzob
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Black conservative ping

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16 posted on 06/29/2002 8:02:56 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Michael2001
A lot of things offend people. There are worse things that offend people than a century old flag. Hey I'm sure the NAACLP is offended by mention of God, but going after Him isn't as politically correct as beating up Southerners and crying "racism." Good grief. Whatever you think of the Confederate emblem in Crestview's city seal, the truth of the matter is not ONE black person has died as a result of its being there. Removing it as Sabu Williams wants won't do one iota to address the real problems black people face today and it will create antagonism and conflict where none existed before. The NAACLP has gotten a lot of mileage out of thrashing around in the past at the expense of dealing with the future.
17 posted on 06/29/2002 8:21:29 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Michael2001
Some flags hold more power than others, it seems. Whenever I express my displeasure at yet another unkempt Birkenstock-clad freak burning an American flag in "protest", some whiny leftist will sneer that "It's only a piece of cloth". I'll be told to "get over it", "get a life", to stop "being a fascist" and that I shouldn't confuse a symbol with a nation.

Rearrange those same bits of red, white, and blue cloth into another pattern and that symbol mystically transforms into a tool of hate and opression. A tool so powerful, so evil, that it can't even be viewed in public.

I'm offended by certain symbols on my daily drive to work. They aren't symbols of cloth, but rather of paint sprayed onto walls, bridge abutments, highway overpasses, and boxcars, marking the territory of the criminals who placed them there. They don't represent evils committed six generations in the past, they are the marks of evils happening now.

Should the good folks who care so mightily that none be offended wish to do something about it, I'll be happy to forward a list of their locations along with a can of turpentine and a box of toothbrushes to erase them. It would be a much more useful gesture than folding a flag that hasn't flown in battle since my great grandfather was a boy, and it will keep them gainfully employed to boot.

Any bets on the likelyhood I'll get volunteers?

18 posted on 06/29/2002 9:19:24 PM PDT by Denver Ditdat
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It never ends because we gave them an inch.

Exactly, one does not make concessions to groups like the NAACP.
19 posted on 06/29/2002 9:33:09 PM PDT by Michael2001
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To: mhking
Thanks for the ping.

Ho-hum- when will the NAACP start dealing with Black student achievement instead of some flag?

20 posted on 06/29/2002 10:46:48 PM PDT by mafree
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